Resounds: DIY Culture, Superhero Art

Sep 11, 2017

(From left) Phil Griffin, Ty Herman, and YPR's Brie Ripley are the founders of Beatnik City Council in Billings, MT.
Credit Anna Paige

On this episode of Resounds, co-hosts Anna Paige and Corby Skinner look at DIY culture in Billings and a new art exhibit featuring fresh and unusual takes on some iconic superhero imagery.


First, Anna and Corby talk with three Billings entrepreneurs—Phil Griffin, Ty Herman, and YPR's Brie Ripley—who have embraced a "do-it-yourself" culture, creating the arts website Waste-Division and a youth advocacy group called Beatnik City Council, as well as taking the arts and music festival known as Richard Dreyfest to new heights with more acts and inventive venues. 

Credit Yellowstone Art Museum

Following that, Corby talks with Yellowstone Art Museum Director Robyn Peterson about My Hero! Contemporary Art and Superhero Action, a new exhibit at the museum featuring artists working in a wide variety of media to celebrate and re-contextualize the iconic imagery of the superhero.